North Carolina’s local land trusts preserve land and waterways to safeguard our way of life. We work with landowners to ensure critical lands are protected for clean drinking water, recreation, tourism, healthy forests, and working farms that produce fresh, local foods. Land trusts range from small groups run by dedicated volunteers to large and complex organizations. These groups reflect the communities they serve – protecting a single river or town, building urban trails, or saving thousands of acres to create a new park. North Carolina’s land trusts share a passion for protecting our state’s unique natural heritage.

North Carolina Land Trusts

North Carolina’s Local Land Trusts